Protecting Massachusetts Children

The Welfare Conference Committee is deciding what to include in the final welfare bill.  

Both the House and Senate bills would – 

  • Allow the state to impose work requirements on thousands of disabled parents and take away the benefits for their children if they can’t comply.
  • Deny public housing to many immigrants, including some Haitian earthquake survivors, domestic violence survivors, and crime victims with special visas, among many others.

In addition, the Senate bill would –

  • Require applicants for cash assistance to prove they have looked for work before they can get welfare benefits, even if they don’t have child care, money for transportation, or cell phone minutes.
  • Deny benefits to former recipients who reapply and can’t prove they complied with a welfare plan done months or years earlier when they received assistance.

 

PLEASE MAKE TWO CALLS:

1.      Call your State Senator. 

Message:  “Please urge the Senate President and the welfare conference committee to keep the disability, housing, job search, and welfare plan changes out of the welfare bill.”

2.      Call your State Representative.

Message:  “Please urge the Speaker and the welfare conference committee to keep the disability, housing, job search, and welfare plan changes out of the welfare bill.”

To find your legislators, go to www.wheredoivotema.com or call 1-800-392-6090.

Thank you!

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